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Qatar Airways adds flights to Colombo and Dhaka

August 22, 2017

DOHA, Qatar, 21 August 2017: Qatar Airways continues to expand with new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Saying it is responding to robust demand from passengers it is increasing its Colombo service from four to five flights weekly effective 11 September. The airline’s Dhaka service will also [...]

Australia helps Sri Lanka as dengue toll hits 250

July 19, 2017

COLOMBO (AFP) – Australia will join Sri Lanka in its war on dengue fever, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, as the virus has claimed a record 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people in the South Asian country this year. Sri Lanka has deployed hundreds of troops to [...]

Some Sri Lankan banks stop buying Qatar Riyal

June 6, 2017

Some Sri Lankan banks stopped buying Qatar Riyal QARLKR=R on Tuesday, saying their counterpart banks in Singapore advised them not to accept the currency a day after the Arab world’s biggest powers cut ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Monday [...]

Updates on Sri Lanka floods

May 25, 2017

#Floods affecting many parts of Sri Lanka Friday 26th May 2017 Sri Lanka Floods Update:  12pm Gin River in Tawalama pictured this afternoon 1130am Flood gates of the Lakshapana, Canyon and Kukule Ganga reservoirs opened due to heavy rain – Min of Power and Renewable Energy 11am 500,000 [...]

Sri Lanka offers fresh probes into missing thousands

May 22, 2017

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President announced on Saturday (May 20)new investigations into alleged secret detention centres as part of a drive to find tens of thousands of people still missing after the country’s decades-long war. Maithripala Sirisena said he would establish a mechanism to [...]